Giant Blue Point Formula

Quick Facts:

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    • Yellow, red, white and orange
    • Earliest flowering variety
    • Suitable for containers
    • Excellent disease resistance

Giant Blue Point Formula

Description:

A special blend for the cut flower grower and owners of big vases! Giant Blue Point Zinnias produce dahlia-flowered zinnias with tall stems in large double blooms. Crimson red, lilac, rose, canary yellow, deep red, white and orange. This is the earliest flowering variety. Giant Blue Point Formula zinnia seeds zinnias are long blooming with excellent disease resistance. Picking off the dead flowers (deadheading) will prolong the bloom time, but so will cutting them for bouquets. The colours are brilliant and the stems are strong and upright, perfect for cutting.

Annual.

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
1g (approx. 120 seeds) FL3505A $3.29 In stock $0.00
5g (approx. 600 seeds) FL3505B $4.79 In stock $0.00
25g (approx. 3000 seeds) FL3505C $9.99 In stock $0.00
125g (approx. 15000 seeds) FL3505D $28.99 In stock $0.00
500g (approx. 60000 seeds) FL3505E $95.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

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    • Yellow, red, white and orange
    • Earliest flowering variety
    • Suitable for containers
    • Excellent disease resistance

How To Grow

There’s no mistaking the colour and stature of annual Zinnias. Plant Zinnia seeds in average, well-drained garden soil, but dig in a generous amount of well-rotted manure the previous fall. Pinch off growing tips early in the season for bushier growth. Water regularly, keeping leaves as dry as possible. Deadhead regularly. Feed once in early spring, and again once flowering has begun. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Zinnia from seed.

Latin
Zinnia elegans
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

Timing
Direct sow after last frost. Zinnias don’t transplant well, but can be started indoors, if necessary, in peat or coir pots, 6-8 weeks before planting out. Maintain a soil temperature of 21-26°C (70-80°F). Seeds should germinate in 5-24 days.

Starting
Just cover Zinnia seeds, and aim for a final spacing of 25-30cm (10-12″) between plants.

Growing
Depending on the variety, it takes about two months after sowing for the first flowers to appear. Take regular cuttings of Zinnia stems to enjoy indoors, starting mid-summer right into the fall. Cutting encourages the production of new flowers and seems to stimulate the plants for greater vigour. Watch for signs of powdery mildew on the leaves, usually in late summer. Try to avoid overhead watering to prevent mildew.

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